IMO postdoc participates in a congress of Spain

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Paulina Aguayo, postdoc of the Millennium Institute of Oceanography (MIO) is participating in the 7th. Congress of European Microbiologists held in Valencia, Spain.

The Congress is held every two years, and is organized by the Federation of European Microbiological Societies (FEMS). This year, the seventh version takes place, bringing together thousands of microbiologists from all over the world in one place.

Regarding this congress, Paulina Aguayo values these type of encounters for they are vital piece when it comes to our scientists training. "These instances allow you, as a scientist, to update your knowledge in various areas such as antimicrobial resistance, microbial food ecology, sustainability, climate change and many more issues," says the professional.

Paulina presented in poster format some of her most recent results relevant to the Millennium Institute of Oceanography’s investigations. “This time I showcased results from my experiments on board of the research vessel Cabo de Horno as part of my MIO postdoc project. These results obtained during my postdoc period MIO 2015-2016 under the line: Adapting to a Changing Ocean. Here I showed results on potential genetic changes in the oceanic microbial communities that have been exposed to high levels of pCO2 and low pH. Thus simulating future ocean acidification, "states the young scientist.

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